Aboard the papal plane, 20 July, 2021 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Victims of violence in Mozambique’s troubled Cabo Delgado Province are set to become beneficiaries of the 2021 “José Aparecido de Oliveira Prize” through Caritas Mozambique, the President of Portugal who this year’s recipient of the award has announced.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa who was addressing participants in the 13th Summit of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) in Angola’s capital, Luanda, over the weekend, said, “I intend to donate the amount of this prize to Caritas Mozambique.”
The Prize that is worth 30,000 Euros, President Rebelo de Sousa further said on Saturday, July 17, is to “be distributed to the non-governmental organizations in Cabo Delgado who are doing so much, and in such difficult conditions, for true and lasting social peace with unlimited humanitarian devolution.”
The José Aparecido de Oliveira Award aims to honor personalities and institutions that distinguish themselves in the defense, enhancement and promotion of the CPLP, whose members include, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor.
The CPLP award that was created in 2011 is named after the Brazilian politician and former Minister of Culture who is considered one of the main supporters of the creation of the CPLP Summit.